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The best of 2009
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 03 Jan 2010
I WISH you a happy and fruitful new year my dear Last Rounders.
Indeed, 2010 looks to be a promising year for the “sweet science”, notwithstanding the temporary denouement of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao megafight.
I say temporary because somewhere down the line (read: September of Read Full Story >>>
Nine newsmakers in 2009
By Dymphna Calica-La Putt, Asian Journal, 03 Jan 2010
Nine people made Filipinos proud in 2009 by what they accomplished in the global scene. Asian Journal revisits these nine newsmakers to recall why they were, and continue to be, the Philippines ’ pride.
1. Manny Pacquiao
He stunned the crowd last May when he defeated British Ricky Hatton Read Full Story >>>
Dirtiest blow: Manny Pacquiao wanted test coverup
By Michael Marley, Examiner.com, 03 Jan 2010
Q. Manny Pacquiao, when did you STOP beating your wife?
Some allegations cannot be whisked away. Not when they are cleverly posed.
Q. Manny Pacquiao, did your team really want a dirty drug test from you to be hushed up?
Pacman might be better off to try Question 1.
I know this, the gener Read Full Story >>>
His story in history
By Mike T. Limpag, Sun.Star Cebu, 03 Jan 2010
DESPITE having two straight KO wins against Oscar dela Hoya and Ricky Hatton there were still some who doubted whether Manny Pacquiao could stand the likes of Miguel Cotto.
“He has never tasted the power of the heavier boxers,” some said.
“Dela Hoya was a shell of his former Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is the champion and Mayweather is undefeated, drug testing debate continues
By Marci Stone, Examiner.com, 03 Jan 2010
Pacquiao is the champion and Mayweather is undefeated, drug testing debate continues. The fight everyone wants to see is Mayweather and Pacquiao. No other boxers match up as well as these two do.
This week, ESPN named Pac the 2009 best boxer of the year, and Mayweather is undefeated. But it doesn Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is int'l sports Web sites' top boxer
GMANews.tv, 03 Jan 2010
Awards have started pouring in for Manny Pacquiao after his two knockout triumphs against Ricky Hatton (second round) and Miguel Cotto (12th round).
Unmindful of the accusations of steroids use, several US-based sports Web sites named the Filipino boxing icon as the 2009 Boxer of the Year in thei Read Full Story >>>
Scoop Mailbox: The Fight That Won’t Die
By Scoop Malinowski, Boxing Insider, 03 Jan 2010
This Alex Ariza interview made a lot of sense! Your questions are very interesting and Ariza answered it very professional! It should be make a lot of doubters a believer in the effort of Team Pacquaio! How can people who are true and genuine to their craft are the one being suspected, while the peo Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Icon Manny Pacquiao tapped Jennifer Lopez' Hot Ass on New Years!
By Johnny Benz, DogHouseBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2010
On New Years Eve, thanks to Manny Pacquiao's strong global popularity the boxing icon tapped arguably hottest ass on the planet in Jennifer Lopez. Yes, I am having some play on words here as we pun our way through this one. On New Years Day 2010, Yahoo.com released it's first top 10 most searched (S Read Full Story >>>
Three who should retire from Boxing
By Stacey Taylor, The Boxing Historian, 03 Jan 2010
Pugilists are a rare breed, always believing they have one last fight in them. When a fighter has feasted at the top banquet, devouring all the splendid delights on offer the illusion that he can somehow return to the party remains with him. The big fight night, the crowd, the chanting of your nam Read Full Story >>>
Lack of Vision Hinders The Sport of Boxing
By TK Stewart, BoxingScene.com, 02 Jan 2010
Tex Rickard was a visionary. He was most probably the best promoter in boxing’s storied history and he lived by a lone philosophy, “Give the people what they want, the way they want it, and not the way you think best. Read Full Story >>>
If Pacquiao tests, then everyone should
By Robert Morales, Daily News, 02 Jan 2010
Manny Pacquiao took apart Miguel Cotto
with ferocious relentlessness, stopping Cotto
in the 12th round Nov. 14 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
His promoter, Bob Arum, referred to Pacquiao in the post-fight news conference as the Tiger Woods of boxing. A reporter shouted out that no, Tiger Woo Read Full Story >>>
Fight Lover's Forum 01.02.10: Final Thoughts On Blood Testing Drama and An Opponent Idea For Manny
By A. Shakoor, 411mania.com, 02 Jan 2010
I think I made my thoughts on "bloodtestgate" pretty clear last week, so I won't beat a dead horse too much. I do have few additional opinions though. It blows me away that folks are taking the position that Manny must be hiding something because he won't give into Floyd and Golden Boy's demands. Yo Read Full Story >>>
Mayweathers want to duplicate Morales’ Team strategy
By Said J. Sahi, M.D, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jan 2010
Ipil, Zamboanga City -- For the past ten years (Dec. 1999 – Dec. 2009), out of 27 fights, Manny Pacquiao has only one loss. That was against Erik Morales on their first encounter on March 19, 2005. This is really a significa Read Full Story >>>
Floyd-Manny debacle giving boost to MMA
By George Willis, New York Post, 02 Jan 2010
There’s just one winner if Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao continue on this course to spoil all the positive energy boxing created in 2009: mixed martial arts.
For a moment it looked like boxing would reclaim some of the popularity it lost to MMA over the latter part of the decade. Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao test result in 2 weeks
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 02 Jan 2010
The urine sample of Manny Pacquiao will be sent to Malaysia for testing and it should take as much as two weeks before a finding can be made by the laboratory there, top sports doctor Alex Pineda said Saturday.
Pacquiao was compelled to provide his urine sample on orders from the Nevada State Ath Read Full Story >>>
15Rounds’ 2009 and Decade Awards!
By Mario Ortega, Jr., 15rounds.com, 02 Jan 2010
Fighter of the Year: Manny Pacquiao
Pacquiao’s 2009 was one for the ages. With dominant victories over Ring Magazine Junior Welterweight champion Ricky Hatton (who was previously unbe Read Full Story >>>
Gorres on road to recovery
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 02 Jan 2010
Z Gorres, the Filipino fighter who lapsed into a coma on the eve of Manny Pacquiao’s destruction of Miguel Cotto last year in Las Vegas, is on the road to recovery, a respected Los Angeles-based observer of the fight game has told the Bulletin.
Orthodontist Ed De La Vega, known for customiz Read Full Story >>>
Let's get it on!
By Barry McGuigan, mirror.co.uk, 02 Jan 2010
IT'LL BE A TRAVESTY IF PACQUIAO & MAY WEATHER DON'T DO BATTLE
The year starts with a lawsuit filed in Las Vegas that threatens to scupper one of the bouts of all time.
My big wish for 2010 is that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jnr find a way past the escalating blood-test row that has le Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao: A champion fighter, drug test controversy, and March 13th fight night update
By Davie Cook, Examiner.com, 02 Jan 2010
Manny Pacquiao is a champion fighter in the middle of a drug test controversy. His March 13th fight night is in jeopardy, and it's not really even his fault. His proposed opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr wants him to undergo Olympic Style drug testing before the planned March 13th fight. Pacquiao re Read Full Story >>>
Does anyone really want to see Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3?
By Scott Heritage, Examiner.com, 02 Jan 2010
The latest from camp Pacquiao seems to suggest that a third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez might be next for Pacquiao. Although nothing official has been confirmed yet, Freddie Roach apparently wants that fight rather than a showdown with Yuri Foreman, the super welterweight champion and favorite Read Full Story >>>